East Renfrewshire Food Fund

The Food fund offers grants of up to £2,000 to support local projects and initiatives that provide community-led food support to those most in need in East Renfrewshire, whilst both providing for their nutritional needs and keeping dignity at the forefront of everything they do.

Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire in collaboration with East Renfrewshire Council will again this winter provide a Food Dignity Fund.

Apply here

Click here to complete an online application form

This fund totalling £60,000 has been allocated to provide funding for immediate food provision as well as a small sum to support the development of a cash first collaborative to support the transition away from the current food first approach in line with Scottish Government plans to eradicate food banks. 

What you can apply for
  • Equipment i.e. Secure storage, containers etc.
  • Food Provision/Supermarket Vouchers
  • Food parcels/hot meals delivered to peoples homes
  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Signage and publicity
  • PPE
  • Volunteer expenses
What you cannot apply for
  • Staffing costs
  • Direct cash payments to individuals

How much can you apply for?

Any group/organisation with a constitution can apply for amounts up to £2,000.

Unconstituted groups can also apply for the same amount but will require a sponsor organisation to hold the funds on their behalf. A sponsor is another third-sector organisation, that has a bank account that can hold the money awarded from this fund. Please note, that this will need to be formally in place before any funding can be approved. Your sponsor organisation will be contacted to ensure that the formal arrangement is in place.

Application Process

Applications will be made through the online application form. If you are successful in your application, you will be notified within 5 working days.

If you have any questions about the fund or need support to apply, please email [email protected].

Deadline: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all funds have been allocated. It is important to get your application in promptly.